“State Sued Over ‘Farmers Field’ Law”

August 30, 2012

By Deborah Crowe

“A coalition of environmental activists, anti-poverty groups and law professors on Thursday filed suit against the state of California to challenge the constitutionality of a state law they say gives unfair special treatment to Farmers Field developer Anschutz Entertainment Group.

AEG plans to build a downtown L.A. football stadium next to its L.A. Live entertainment complex in hopes of attracting an NFL team to the city. Senate Bill 292, signed into law last year, speeds up environmental review of the estimated $1.1-billion project, in part by bypassing initial review by the Los Angeles County Superior Court and sending any challenge directly to the state Court of Appeals.”

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